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Congratulations Alex Kitnick on your new book!

Marshall McLuhan (1911–1980) is best known as a media theorist—many consider him the founder of media studies—but he was also an important theorist of art. Though a near-household name for decades due to magazine interviews and TV specials, McLuhan remains an underappreciated yet fascinating figure in art history. His connections with the art of his own time were largely unexplored, until now. In Distant Early Warning, art historian Alex Kitnick delves into these rich connections and argues both that McLuhan was influenced by art and artists and, more surprisingly, that McLuhan’s work directly influenced the art and artists of his time.

 

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Congratulations to Katherine Boivin on the publication of her book!

Riemenschneider in Rothenburg
Sacred Space and Civic Identity in the Late Medieval City
Katherine M. Boivin, Assistant Professor at Bard College
Penn State University Press, 2021

“Riemenschneider in Rothenburg” should be of great interest to art historians and others. It sheds light on a major figure of the Northern ‘Renaissance’ and also on issues of civic contextualization that are of current interest. The scholarship is thorough and careful. It is, in short, an excellent book.” —Richard Kieckhefer, author of Theology in Stone: Church Architecture from Byzantium to Berkeley

 

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Congratulations to Olga Touloumi!

Olga Touloumi, Assistant Professor of Architectural Historyhas been awarded the National Endowment of the Humanities Summer Stipends Award to support her scholarly humanities book project, specifically, “The Global Interior: Modern Architecture and the Ordering of the World.” 
–   Professor Touloumi joins other NEH Summer Stipends Awardees in pursuing advanced, new research recognized to be of value to humanities scholars, general audiences, or both. In the last five competitions, the NEH Summer Stipends program received an average of 834 applications per year, and made an average of 77 awards per year, for a funding ratio of 9 percent.

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Reiko Tomii in conversation with Alex Kitnick

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“Juanita Guccione: Reclaiming a Mystical Artist”

Susan Aberth’s essay, “Juanita Guccione: Reclaiming a Mystical Artist” was published in Juanita Guccione, Otherwhere which compliments an exhibit at the Napa Valley Museum in California. Les Femmes Surréalistes in their Spotlight Gallery runs from October 16 through October 27, 2019. Prof. Aberth will also be speaking at their symposium “Making HERstory: Today, Tomorrow and Yesterday – Reclaiming women in the arts,” October 26-27.

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Susan Aberth has been named Edith C. Blum Professor of Art History


Susan Aberth is an art historian whose area of specialization is surrealism in Latin America. Aberth’s teaching interests focus on Latin American art, African art, Islamic art, and other religious art and practices. Additional interests include African religious practices in the Americas, and the art and iconography of Freemasonry, Spiritualism, and the occult. In addition to her 2004 book Leonora Carrington: Surrealism, Alchemy and Art (Lund Humphries), she has contributed to Seeking the Marvelous: Ithell Colquhoun, British Women and Surrealism (Fulgur Press, 2020), Agnes Pelton: Desert Transcendentalist (Phoenix Art Museum, 2019), Surrealism, Occultism and Politics: In Search of the Marvelous (Routledge Press, 2018), Leonora Carrington: Cuentos mágicos (Museo de Arte Moderno & INBA, Mexico City, 2018), Unpacking: The Marciano Collection (Delmonico Books, Prestel, 2017), and Leonora Carrington and the International Avant-Garde (Manchester University Press, 2017), as well as to Abraxas: International Journal of EsotericStudiesBlack Mirror, and the Journal of Surrealism of the Americas. She received her BA from the University of California, Los Angeles; MA from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University; and PhD from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. Aberth has been at Bard since 2000.

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Woodstock Art Colony Symposium

Tom Wolf, Bard College, to speak on Thursday, May 2, 2019
12:30-4:00 pm
New York State Museum, Huxley Theatre

Free and Open to the Public

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WAAM honors Tom Wolf

WAAM honors four to acknowledge their active and enthusiastic support of Woodstock’s thriving and unique arts community and their contributions to its heritage, legacy and future.

WAAM BeauxArts Gala
April 27, 2019
5:30-10:00pm
Saugerties Performing Arts Factory

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Olga Touloumi to Give a Talk at Harvard Graduate School

Olga Touloumi and Theodora Vardouli, “Toward a Polyglot Space”, Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Stubbins Room, April 2nd, 11am
Conference: Other Histories of the Digital, Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, April 1-2. (Convened by Matthew Allen, Philip Denny, and Christina Shivers)

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Alex Kitnick to Moderate a Panel: Andy Warhol After Pop

Talks & Readings

Andy Warhol After Pop

Mar 1–Mar 2, 2019

The New School: The Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street

Andy Warhol’s activities after 1968 have long been understood as less influential and less innovative than his work in the early 1960s. However, his wide-ranging production in the ‘70s and ‘80s reveals a period of great experimentation, in which the artist further explored the possibilities of painterly abstraction, media technologies, studio practices, mass cultural forms and phenomena, and underground subcultures.

Now over thirty years since Warhol’s death, his late artistic practice can be understood as far more diverse and multivalent than it appeared when he was alive. Yet, the work from this era has received less critical attention than that of the 1960s, and much of it remains little known. This symposium brings together scholars, curators, and artists to reassess Warhol’s activities in the period from 1968 until his death in 1987 in light of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again.

This event is co-organized by the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts at The New School.

This event is free but registration is required. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. This program will be live streamed on YouTube.

Day One
Friday, March 1, 2019
1–6:00 pm

Opening Remarks
1 pm

Session 2: Recording Everyday
4 pm

Richard Meyer, Robert and Ruth Halperin Professor in Art History, Stanford University

Ken Okiishi, Artist

Neil Printz, Editor, Catalogue Raisonné at The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

Melissa Ragona, Associate Professor of Visual Culture and Critical Theory, Carnegie Mellon University

Moderated by Alex Kitnick, Brant Family Fellow in Contemporary Arts at Bard College

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